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Top Diploma Programs in Sustainability Studies

Diplomas can both advance those who are already in the workforce or give an edge to applicants applying for a job that doesn't require a college degree. Diplomas can provide internationally recognized coursework that delves into specific curriculum in one subject area.

So, what is a diploma in sustainability studies? Society is becoming more aware of its environmental impact, and those studying sustainability may analyze important worldwide and political issues such as global warming. They can also learn to work with large corporations to encourage green business practices. Diplomas often allow students to go beyond academics by providing hands-on experiences like collecting field samples and analyzing data, giving students practical skills as well.  

Students can gain confidence and negotiation skills as they acquire the ability to encourage big businesses and governments to take responsibility for the resources they consume. Students may also learn project management skills as they plan strategies to effect global environmental changes.

Those seeking a diploma program will be happy to learn that the cost associated is generally less than for obtaining a higher degree. With so many online choices now available, students should take the time to compare tuition costs to determine the best fit for their educational and financial goals.

Sometimes those seeking a diploma in sustainability studies are working in a career that requires the diploma to maintain their professional certification. Others may plan to continue their education to obtain a degree, allowing them to work as chemical, civil or environmental engineers, for example. Students with this diploma may find positions as environmental technicians or in sustainability business management.

Sustainability is a worldwide concern and options for education are available online and globally. There are even opportunities to attend campuses in locations where students can apply their sustainability training in forests or preserves. To begin, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Sustainability Studies

Universidad de San Martín de Porres

The diploma of Social Responsibility and Sustainability is structured in 4 modules through which seeks to give a comprehensive vision that allows the participant to make ... [+]

CSR aligned with the criteria of sustainability is an integral part of the strategy of any company, where also the commitment for the environment is translated into strategies and actions to mitigate the impact of its operations, avoiding major social and environmental consequences.

In this context, the Universidad de San Martín de Porres , through Instituto para la Calidad Empresarial in partnership with IIDEL - ONWARD INTERNACIONAL, offers its Third Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, responding to the needs of training professionals with a vision much broader organizational management.

Managing Sustainability, contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - ODS, demonstrates the long-term commitment of the organization to our society, as well as the vision of its leaders to find the business opportunity in the midst of the greatest challenges and opportunities that we have seen at the global level, such as poverty, climate change, inequality, harmful production and consumption practices, among others.... [-]

Peru Santa Anita
October 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
IEB - Executive Education

A pioneering program, in collaboration with the Spanish Office of Climate Change. The program will make it possible to understand, from a practical point of view, the fun ... [+]

A pioneering program, in collaboration with the Spanish Office of Climate Change After the historic agreement reached in Paris in December 2015, climate change is at the center of the economic, political and social agenda, becoming a strategic pillar and posing important challenges and opportunities at the global level.

Governments, institutions, companies and society as a whole face a new paradigm, based on a low carbon development model.

The program will make it possible to understand, from a practical point of view, the fundamental strategies on climate change at the international level and their impact on regional and local policies.

The course delves into the regulatory and financial instruments for the achievement of sustainability objectives and their concrete impact in the public, financial and business sectors.... [-]

Spain Madrid
March 2019
Full-time
147 hours
Online & Campus Combined
Confederation College

This multi-faceted, two-year program, is delivered in the middle of northwestern Ontario’s beautiful Boreal Forest. It will train you to effectively manage natural and ma ... [+]

Environmental Technician

This multi-faceted, two-year program, is delivered in the middle of northwestern Ontario’s beautiful Boreal Forest. It will train you to effectively manage natural and man-made environments, and how to communicate and work cooperatively with those from other sectors and disciplines. You will explore environmental issues, as well as learn hands-on tools for assessing, protecting and restoring ecosystems. The curriculum for this program was developed in consultation with representatives from industry and agencies and is based on current practices, our own experience in the field, as well as anticipated needs and technological advances. The need for technically competent personnel is expected to grow considerably in the coming years. The knowledge and skills learned in this program will give you the expertise to compete for environmental career opportunities locally, provincially, nationally and globally.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Institute of Technology Development of Canada

This diploma program focuses on preparing you to work in the evolving field of green business management in a variety of positions requiring the application of current in ... [+]

About

This diploma program focuses on preparing you to work in the evolving field of green business management in a variety of positions requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, and procedures and tools. This program will give you theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in green marketing, green business productivity, sustainability, corporate responsibility and sustainability change management. The program culminates with a hands-on project that allows for the skills learned in the program to be applied to real-world situations.

Admission requirements Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older) Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements Completion of, at a minimum, 1-year diploma program in business Career opportunities ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2019
24 weeks
Campus
Business School Lausanne

The Diploma in Sustainable Business will enable you to comprehend and respond to global challenges from the perspective of business as a force for good. ... [+]

Program overview

The Diploma in Sustainable Business is ideal for participants and professionals looking to establish themselves as a specialist in the field of sustainability and its application to business. Our participants have an affinity for personal development and self-reflection and are eager to become change agents for a better world. The program is a perfect opportunity to combine your passion for a sustainable future with your career aspirations.

The Diploma in Sustainable Business is a joint program of Business School Lausanne and the Institute for Economy and the Environment of the University of St. Gallen (IWÖ-HSG) and is endorsed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). This is a one-year, part-time executive program which includes not only subject knowledge in the field of sustainable business but also leading change and project management experience as part of the course. Participants who have successfully completed the program are awarded a Diploma (DAS) in Sustainable Business by BSL and the University of St. Gallen.... [-]

Switzerland Lausanne
February 2019
10 months
Campus